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Medical Terminology

Chapter 8 - Female Reproductive System

What are sex cells called? gamete (contain half chromosomes of normal body cell)
what is the vulva? the external female genitalia
what is the other name for 'nipple'? mammary papilla
what are bartholin glands for? to keep things moist
what is the lining of the uterus called? endometria
what hormone is present when a female is pregnant? human chorionic gonadtropin (hCG)
what hormone is produced by ovaries? estrogen and progesterone
where is the anterior pituitary gland? center of the brain
what hormones stimulate maturation of the ovum and ovulation? FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone)
what hormones increase when pregnant? estrogen and progesterone
what is menopause? signals the gradual ending of the menstrual cycle
what are the signs and symptoms of menopause? hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal atrophy
Created by: KariTansowny



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